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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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LS701 Neuroscience and Learning: What the Research Really Says!

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Thursday, March 23

Instructional Design

International Center

Neuroscience is one of the hottest topics in training and education, so it’s no surprise if you’re drawn to this research as a source of wisdom for your learning designs. Yet despite its promise, neuroscience is a fairly young field. Questions remain. Are neuroscience findings valid? Are they relevant to learning design? Are they useful?

In this session, you’ll take a closer look at the research on neuroscience and what it actually shows (or doesn’t show) about how people learn. You’ll debunk myths, pinpoint misconceptions, and get practical advice for how to approach neuroscience recommendations. The session will utilize challenge questions, research briefs, guided discussions, and opportunities for practical reflection to enable a deep and informed review of the latest neuroscience research revelations.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What the research says about neuroscience and learning
  • What the research says about neuroscience beliefs
  • How to approach neuroscience findings from a practical perspective
  • What other sources of learning research are of critical importance

Novice to intermediate designers, developers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).

Will Thalheimer


Work-Learning Research

Will Thalheimer, the president of Work-Learning Research, is a consultant and research translator, providing organizations with services including smile-sheet rebuilds and research benchmarking. Will regularly shares his work and research through keynotes, free reports, workshops, and blog posts. Will is the compiler of the Decisive Dozen, author of the award-winning book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets, a co-author of the Serious eLearning Manifesto, and a founder of the Debunker Club.

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